The Great Bay Community College is a two year public institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Inquiries regarding accreditation status by NECHE should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. NECHE is an independent, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization which connects and serves colleges and universities in New England. A globally recognized standard of excellence, NECHE Accreditation attests to a college’s high quality and integrity. An accredited college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.

Individuals may also contact:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

301 Edgewater Place, Suite 210
Wakefield, MA  01880
Phone: (781) 425-7785
Email: [email protected]

Specialized Accreditations

  • Business Programs – Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Nursing – Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), continuing accreditation; New Hampshire Board of Nursing, full approval. For more accreditation information regarding the associate degree nursing program at Great Bay Community College, please visit:
  • Surgical Technology – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Veterinary Technology – Committee on Veterinary Technology Education and Activities (AVMA-CVTEA)